Help finding a good fixed-blade horizontal-carry knife


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DFW1911
January 22, 2008, 10:34 AM
All,

I'm looking for a fixed-blade knife offering multiple-carry options (horizontal, neck on a lanyard, etc.) Ideally I'd like a blade about 3.5 inches long and "skeletonized" handle.

I've found a couple Benchmades (Instigator) and Bokers (Bud Nealy Designs, Specialist, Escort, Etc) that seem like they will work.

I'd appreciate your input on other manufacturers and models I might want to consider.

Thanks,
DFW1911

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highorder
January 22, 2008, 10:49 AM
what is the intended use? you have already selected two fine blades; it just depends on what you need them to do.

DFW1911
January 22, 2008, 11:11 AM
what is the intended use?

Oops - good question. Primarily to carry where I can't CCW - Texas has some well-defined areas we can't carry.

It will also be carried when I CCW, but I'm not sure where - meaning weak side, strong side, etc. I'll have to work that out once I get it.

Thanks,
DFW1911

Browning
January 22, 2008, 11:12 AM
Tops makes some great knives that you can carry horizontally.

http://www.michiganknives.com/Vulcan%20-%20w%20sheath%20bb.jpg

Dozier also makes some and it's become one of their trade marks.
http://www.agrussell.com/var/storage/original/image/phpA5FBzE.jpg

Or you could just buy whatever knife you want (say a Fallkniven F1 or a fixed blade Al Mar Sere for example and just have a horizontal sheath made by one of these guys. From what I understand Dozier also makes custom horizontal knife sheaths.

http://www.chaxknives.com/Sheaths.html

http://www.snodyknives.com/MS_Knives_Sheaths.htm

Knife sheath meant to look like a sunglass case.
http://www.rjtaylor.net/products/knife/sheath.jpg

http://www.rjtaylor.net/products/knife/sheath.htm

http://redhillsheaths.com/db5/00489/redhillsheaths.com/_uimages/Maciejopening.jpg

http://redhillsheaths.com/_wsn/page3.html

Soap
January 22, 2008, 01:40 PM
My Spydie Perrin Street Beat does just fine horizontally.

JShirley
January 22, 2008, 02:16 PM
Kim Breed has done some knives in the size range you're looking for, with horizontal carry sheath.

Here (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=3213821&highlight=Kim+Breed#post3213821)'s a thread...

CWL
January 22, 2008, 03:20 PM
Bud Nealy makes some wicked knives, his sheathing system is great if you need to change deployment options.

Boats
January 22, 2008, 05:18 PM
Buy whatever you want and then get a sheath from this guy:

http://www.mnsi.net/~nbtnoel/products.htm

hso
January 22, 2008, 06:33 PM
Yup, you can pick whatever knife you want and have a sheath maker build whatever you want. Mike Sastre is a fellow forum member here and makes sheaths for all sorts of knives from folders to fixed and neck to IWB to horizontal.

DFW1911
January 22, 2008, 08:53 PM
All,

Thanks for all of the information and the referrals. Judging from the pics posted and information provided, I think I may have found another expensive hobby!

Finally, is there a site that consistently has the best prices for mass production knives? I'm guessing I'll need to order directly from the custom makers for their products?

Thanks again,
DFW1911

APC,inc
January 22, 2008, 11:59 PM
I have a Bud Nealy, it is a great knife and has a great kydex sheath system with it, I think he calls it the MCS system.

Check b

mercop
January 23, 2008, 12:39 AM
My goto http://www.mercop.com/docs/bag11.htm

DFW1911
January 28, 2008, 12:38 PM
Thanks, everyone, for your input. I ordered the Boker and will post my impressions once I receive it.

I have a very, very strong suspicion this will NOT be my last fixed-blade knife!

Thanks again.

Take care,
DFW1911

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